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Just over a month ago, Venter announced the ‘birth’ of Synthia, the first artificial self-reproducing organism, thereby stimulating further investment in the controversial field and attracting many calls for more regulation and oversight of these new technologies. If we have learnt one thing out of the BP-Halliburton-Transocean disaster it is this: do not trust those who are profiting from the use of a technology with its safety.
Originally posted by SLaPPiE
S & F!
You can keep an eye on susan and the research teams that are forming to give independent information about the gulf.
We are not given enough info on the real issues like this.
We all knew the real damage would be to the ecosystem when the leak began.
It is looking more and more like the reasoning behind the use of the dispersants was to limit the visible damage.
I have to wonder what the "real" reasons for the corexit use are.
You are welcome.
Thanks for this
Marine Environmental Research Institutes Consensus Statement
At a Senate hearing on June 15, 2010, EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson stated, “In the use of dispersants we
are faced with environmental tradeoffs.” In fact, the use of dispersants does not represent a science-based,
quantifiable “tradeoff” but rather amounts to a large-scale experiment on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem
that runs contrary to a precautionary approach, an experiment where the costs may ultimately outweigh
Thank you, and you are right, Susan just gives it to us straight. It is all about the issue, and that is it.
Originally posted by justadood
reply to post by atlasastro
Thats probably the least self-serving, most informative piece of information on this subject ive seen so far.
Star and flag for that. for sure.
That is what the video suggests considering that the oil and dispersant on their own are far less toxic to the environment then mixed together like they are now.
(kinda sounds like it WOULD be better on the beaches than in the ocean)
Is it better on the Beaches than in the Gulf?: